Be a Volunteer!

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is in need of 8,000 volunteers for the Metro Manila Rescue Volunteers Corps to be deployed in case of earthquake. The group’s primary commitment is to serve as additional manpower to the existing 6,000 MMDA rescuers.

Eligible volunteers must be 18 years old and above and willing to undergo a three-day earthquake response and rescue training facilitated by the MMDA. Volunteers must be physically fit to fulfill search and rescue duties if and when the West Valley Fault moves. Volunteers will be grouped according to expertise and will be coached by batch of 30s.

Students whose families live in provinces that will not be affected by The Big One and those who live in the University Belt are encouraged to join the corps.

Aspirants will be screened by MMDA upon filling out the form at .

George Gamayo

George Gamayo

Officer-In-Charge (OIC) at Panahon TV

George Vincent Gamayo is part of the pioneering team of Panahon TV, and a homegrown talent of UBE Media. He was the writer and director of Project DINA (Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness), a flagship project of the government that teaches the public what to do before, during and after hazards. He also headed our Batang Emergency Response Training (BERT), which gathered over a thousand students and teachers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to educate them on responsible journalism and disaster preparedness. In 2015, the United Nations accredited him to cover and participate in the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s Global News Forum in Sendai, Japan. He also covered the third Media Summit of ABU in Dhaka, Bangladesh in May 2017. Apart from climate change and disaster preparedness content, George also produces golf and cycling stories.